Amazing, inspriational, fun active holidays in the heart of Andalucia, Southern Spain

At MERAKI, we offer a variety of different packages, which will provide you with unforgettable experiences. With us all your dreams are possible. Take part in our Climbing trips in the world famous El Chorro, take time out to visit the Camino del Rey or the local Via Ferrata. El Chorro is also the location for our hiking holiday and trail running holidays. El Chorro is a hidden, rural gem in the heart of spectacular landscape in the mountains behind Malaga.

“It was one of the best experiences that I have had. The scenery was breathtaking, the routes were amazing and the best guides that you could ask for.”

Current courses

HIKING & Spanish

CLIMBING & Spanish





All our trips include accommodation, half or full board and daily activities with a local guide. Our guides have a huge amount of local knowledge and history and are passionate about the outdoors and nature. You can book as a solo traveller, couple or friends on any of the trips. If you have a group of 5 or more, we can be flexible about dates, length of trip and activities. We can design a bespoke package just for your group. The Spanish language can be incorporated across all packages to suit your current level and interest.

MERAKI‘s bespoke packages are your chance to fulfill your dreams. The possibilities are endless, biking, climbing, hiking, trail running, kayaking, stand up paddle. Let’s not forget the Camino or Via Ferrata. We welcome teams, friends, businesses and families. Alongside the possibility to learn Spanish, as one of our clients said ‘What more could you ask for?!’

An authentic Spanish experience

More of an experience than just a trip! With Meraki you will be introduced to the local culture and language. Our local knowledge and history will make an extra special memory. Walking through olive groves, learning how to prepare olives, picking oranges and lemons fresh from the trees. Collecting drinking water from the local spring! Unforgettable memories.

Learning key useful Spanish phrases such as ordering breakfast or a beer and tapa. Communicating in simple Spanish phrases with the locals all add to the authentic experience.

What people are saying about us:

“An unforgettable experience to go climbing in this amazing landscape with the Meraki team. Our guides were a local climbing pioneer who set up many routes himself and the other a regional bouldering champion. Our host Ruth went out of her way to make sure we all had a great time.”

“A fantastic experience provided by a very accommodating host, in a beautiful setting.”
“I’d recommend Ruth and the Meraki team. Don’t think about it, do it now! Life is for living!”

“We really enjoyed the well-organized course.”

“It was one of the best experiences that I have had. The scenery was breathtaking, the routes were amazing and the best guides that you could ask for.”

“We learnt a lot about the area, some good food and mucho mas nuevo vocabulario en espanol! Highly recommend.”

“The poolside breakfast and the bocadillos at noon are awesome.”

Why ‘Meraki’?

Because this is what the Greek word ‘Meraki’ means and we couldn’t think of a better way to describe how we approach our work :